Weekly Wrap 553: Lichen, La Niña, and lingering fears as 2020 recedes into the past

Lichen at Wentworth Falls

This time last year it was all about bushfire smoke. But this year my transition week of Monday 28 December 2020 to Sunday 3 January 2021 saw almost continual light rain as La Niña made her presence felt, and continued concerns over that little ol’ global pandemic.

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The 9pm Happy Birthday Coronavirus Space Karen Christmas with Upulie Divisekera

Upulie Divisekera and a science machine. (Photo: Nathan Fulton / Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade used under a Creative Commons CC BY 2.0 license)

Upulie Divisekera joins me once again for the third episode in the End of Spring Series 2020. She’s a molecular biologist, nanotechnologist, science communicator, and dinosaur evangelist.

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